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The Week Ahead: Sunday 30th January – Saturday 5th February 2022

Tuesday 1st February: Work Party: Those wishing to eat breakfast should meet at the Roadhouse Cafe in Clydach at 8am. Volunteers should assemble at 9am at Trebanos Locks. We will be installing the third of the “Happy To Chat” benches and carrying out general tidying duties. Drinks will NOT be provided. If you wish to...

Work Party: Tuesday 25th January 2022

A slightly depleted team of volunteers met for a third week at the Ynysmeudwy Riverside Community Space section of the canal, with tree-clearing on their minds! Nellie, our small work boat, was out again with Gordon at the helm. Last week’s triumph in removing a large tree trunk from the cut had inspired further clearance...

Towpath Restoration, January 2022

The restoration by Swansea Council of the towpath from Coed Gwilym Park to the Neath Port Talbot boundary, that has been underway for the last few weeks, is finished. The boys from John Williams & Co. (Crwbin Quarries) Ltd., contractors for the Council, have now completed the top layer of tarmac. And very nice it...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 23rd – Saturday 29th January 2022

Tuesday 25th January: Work Party: Those wishing to eat breakfast should meet at the Roadhouse Cafe in Clydach at 8am. Volunteers should assemble at 9am at the Glan Rhyd Industrial Estate [Pontardawe SA8 3HZ] where we will continue to remove fallen branches and weed from the cut between Riverside and Ynysmeudwy [a boat will be...

Work Party: Tuesday 18th January 2022

After a “firebreak” of just one week, the volunteers were back hard at work on the canal adjacent to the Riverside Community Space. The day was very cold, but not cold enough to deter anyone. The first task of the day was to finish off clearing Bridge 8 by removing soil from the path and...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 16th – Saturday 22nd January 2022

Tuesday 18th January: Work Party: Those wishing to eat breakfast should meet at the Roadhouse Cafe in Clydach at 8am. Volunteers should assemble at 9am at the Glan Rhyd Industrial Estate [Pontardawe SA8 3HZ] where we will continue to remove fallen branches and weed from the cut between Riverside and Ynysmeudwy [a boat will be...

The Clydach Canal Centre: And the walls came tumbling down!

The work to create the Clydach Canal Centre on Hebron Road in Clydach has started. The first job was the removal of the unusable, very narrow end of the building. Under the supervision of our chairman Gordon, the contractors worked hard all day to complete the demolition and to compact all the brick debris into...

Work Party: Tuesday 4th January 2022

The first work party of 2022 started with a bit of confusion as several volunteers arrived at the scheduled location – the Riverside Resource Centre – only to discover that work had been moved to the Hidden Lock site! The photo shows the volunteers trudging gloomily southwards.   Normal service was soon resumed at the...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 2nd – Saturday 8th January 2022

Tuesday 4th January: Work Party: Those wishing to eat breakfast should meet at the Roadhouse Cafe in Clydach at 8am. Volunteers should assemble at 9am at the Glan Rhyd Industrial Estate [Pontardawe SA8 3HZ] where we will continue to remove fallen branches and weed from the cut between Riverside and Ynysmeudwy [a boat will be...

Friends Of Coed Gwilym Park

Our chums, The Friends of Coed Gwilym Park, are fund raising to rejuvenate the bowling green surround to make it accessible to those who are disabled, partially sighted, elderly and able bodied. Please click here to help them, if you can.

The Week Ahead: Sunday 19th – Saturday 25th December 2021 – BARBECUE CANCELLED

Tuesday 21st December: THE BARBECUE IN COED GWILYM PARK HAS BEEN CANCELLED This is due to the recent increase in the threat of COVID-19 We apologise for any inconvenience caused but this is the only sensible course of action. Stay safe and follow all the national guidance.

Work Party: Tuesday 14th December 2021

Today proved to be rather wet, with almost non-stop drizzle but the volunteers met at the Riverside Centre just north of Pontardawe and set to with gusto. There were two main tasks to be accomplished. One group refurbished Bridge 8 by removing the excess vegetation and clearing spent lime mortar. We will be back next...